Signal Hill librarian position to open in August

Ashley Fowler Staff Writer Signal Hill Library is looking for a new librarian. “We’re looking for somebody who has good, solid experience…somebody who can be creative and innovative with a small facility and budget,” community-services director Pilar Alcivar-McCoy said. “We are very hopeful that we will be able to build a new library soon, and that…

West Nile Virus threat grows as summer progresses

With increased West Nile virus (WNV) activity in the summer, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) advises residents to protect themselves from mosquitoes. GLACVCD is offering three tips on how families can be safe this summer: Understand the risk “West Nile virus is endemic to Southern California, which means we can expect…

SHPD to host its 11th National Night Out event

The Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) will host its 11th Annual National Night Out celebration at Signal Hill Park, 2175 Cherry Ave., on Tuesday, Aug. 5 from 5pm to 8pm. National Night Out is a nationwide event that promotes crime-prevention networks within communities and their partnerships. The event is free and open to the public.…

LBPD seeking public’s help identifying armed-robbery suspect

The Long Beach Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect who committed a robbery at a local business. On Wednesday, July 9, at approximately 6:30pm, the suspect entered a local business in the 100 block of Linden Avenue and approached one of the employees, with whom he had a brief conversation.…

Water Replenishment District installs Calderon as board president

The Water Replenishment District of Southern California installed Sergio Calderon as the board president on July 17 during its annual State of the District, which featured special guest speaker State Assembly Member Anthony Rendon. The event was attended by members of the water and environmental communities, local elected officials and others. A primary topic of…

Community organizations to host free item exchange

Those who have items lying around that they no longer use but don’t have the heart to throw out now have a community space to take them and know that someone else will accept them and give a new home. That is the vision behind the monthly Seven-Ten Swap, a free community exchange where people…

Imitating Life: Posing questions to artist Lara Meintjes

Cory Bilicko Managing Editor Born in a hospital in Durban, South Africa, 30-year-old artist Lara Meintjes now lives in Belmont Heights, which seems a far cry from her roots. “My family lived on a small holding outside the city, where I had a pet cow and several, ever multiplying, rabbits,” she says. Asked to identify…

Theatre review: Fiddler on the Roof at Long Beach Playhouse

Vicki Paris Goodman Culture Writer The Long Beach Playhouse doesn’t attempt major musical productions very often, but I don’t know why not. Whenever in recent memory the venerable community theater has done so, it has met with success. But there is no denying that a musical can be a daunting proposition for a theater of…

Site preparation continues for new high school proposed near Signal Hill
City officials plan meeting with LBUSD superintendent to address concerns

­­ Sean Belk Staff Writer In about two years, a small high school will become Signal Hill’s new neighbor. The first phase of a $65-million project to build a “thematic” high school on a vacant 10.3-acre site in Long Beach’s 4th Council District near Signal Hill began last month, with site preparation expected to continue…

Out with the old

Demolition has begun on the old Signal Hill police station. According to the City’s construction manager, Huburt Kang, the razing will be finished by the first week of August. The building on Hill Street will be replaced by a landscaped, grassy area until plans and funding for the new library are complete. The current library…